Newsletter of the Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society
Fin Whale, Heysham Harbour
The largest single item of wildlife, other than the odd tree, was this 33ft immature female Fin Whale, the skeleton of which may loom forth from Lancaster rubbish tip in a few months time! It was found floating in the sea off Heysham Harbour (27/11) and it is a great mystery how it appeared so far north in the Irish Sea without being previously spotted, dead or alive. No doubt continuously rough seas played a part here.
*Thanks to Morecambe Visitor for allowing reproduction of this photograph